Secondary: Guides and Resources

Here are some useful free resources about education and employers working together to help young people.

Finding your volunteers and using the system

Read our top tips for teachers for guidance on finding volunteers, sending your message and how to make best use of the system.

Event checklist for Schools & Colleges

We have put together a checklist for you to make planning an Inspiring the Future event at your school as simple as possible. This is split into two sections In Advance and On the Day.

Checklist for Schools and Colleges

How working with volunteers boosts schools & colleges careers information and advice provision in line with Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework

A new guide has been published by Education and Employers, the charity behind the Inspiring the Future programme and its Inspiring Women and Primary Futures campaigns. The guide is designed to help schools and colleges better understand how working with volunteers from the world of work can boost their careers information and advice provision in line with Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework.


Easy steps guides to hosting Inspiring the Future events

These practical easy steps guides give advice and tips on hosting Inspiring the Future and Inspiring Women events in your school.

Easy Steps to Subject Talks with Inspiring the Future

Easy Steps to Career Insight Talks with Inspiring the Future

Easy Steps to Getting CV Help with Inspiring the Future

Easy steps to Mock Interviews for jobs or going to university with Inspiring the Future

Easy Steps to running a Primary Futures Whats My Line event

How to run your ‘Career Speed Networking’ event

This short guide gives teachers step by step advice and ideas on how to plan and run a career speed networking session.

Please download the guide: How to run your own career speed networking event FINAL

Download our example questions for pupils: Example questions in speed networking A6

School Guide Image

Inspiring the Future – School Presentation – this short practical guide gives teaching staff creative ideas for how to use Inspiring the Future.

‘About our volunteers’ brochure

Inspiring the Future has created a brochure telling teachers about our wide range of volunteers willing to visit schools and colleges to talk with students about the job they do and the route they took.

Download the Inspiring the Future ‘About our Volunteers’ brochure